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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:52:59 PM »
Lots of expensive answers here...   :-[

Don't let these put you off... my first answer used rather simple combo and by no means they have to be L's! Any general purpose zoom plus one standard lens is a good deal for me. The second post with a listing was simply a joke to follow up on "analogies" post someone started.

The best lens is the one you have mounted and ready to go...not some pie-in-the-sky object that you have to fork out big bucks for.
Cheers!
Thanks, Ray2021!
You know, even though I wish there were a few Ls in my bag (will get there eventually), I still have a long way to go before it is my lenses, not myself, what is keeping me from taking better pics.
I appreciate your concern! :)

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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:31:27 PM »
Lots of expensive answers here...   :-[
On my 60D, both the 50mm f/1.4 and the 17-55mm f/2.8. The 50 when I want something lighter, and the 17-55 when I need versatility. A Fuji X20 will most likely be my everyday camera, though, and the dSLR (a 7Dm2, perhaps?) will be reserved for more challenging or special occasions, or when I have planned a shot beforehand.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What is this camera?
« on: March 02, 2013, 06:09:29 AM »
Enough with the camera... Who's the girl? :)

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 28, 2013, 02:22:26 PM »
The answer is: fast and accurate Autofocus, that is sensitive and do not hunt in bad light.
For a P&S, this will be the thing making or breaking the pictures.
It does make sense. Will pay more attention to that part of the reviews than I've been doing so far. Thanks!

But my (admittedly biased) view of wives in general, they value responsiveness, simplicity and end IQ.
Sounds like my wife, too, so now we have a little larger sample with less bias :)

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 08:16:34 PM »
I went for the bright lens option in the form of the G15. This camera will be perfect for plenty of photographers. But it didn't really work for me and was moved along after just a couple of months. I should have gone for a bigger sensor. The G15 was neither here nor there. Not as compact and pocketable as an S100/S110 and failing to deliver on the IQ my fussy standards require. Compared to what I was used to (5D3 & 1D4), the limited dynamic range and shutter lag were the deal breakers. This won't apply to everyone. The G15 is a very cool little camera.

This is a roundabout way of saying that sensor size and lens brightness are not the only things to consider when choosing a compact. Being pocket or purse size means it will get more use. Demonstrably fast AF and minimal lag need to be considered if catching that magic moment is important to you.

RX100 anyone? Leica M9 for the cashed up?

-PW
Leica M9, hmmm... (Even though I'd be a happy camper with any one of those little toys of yours, namely 5D3 and 1D4...) :)
And yes, being pocket-size will be really important for my wife, hence the Canon S100/S110 (blue corner, bigger sensor) vs Olympus XZ-10 (red corner, faster lens) contest!

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 08:02:07 PM »
Yeah, you might want to check that claim first. I won't repeat my earlier post, but I claim that larger sensors make the biggest difference in low light.
Yes, a bigger sensor is sure better; the thing is, I couldn't come to a conclusion about sensor size being more or less important than the max aperture of the lens. Anyhow, it looks like its unanimous, so I'm going with the larger sensor.
Thanks!

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:18:18 PM »
The bigger sensor will perform better in favourable lighting (e.g. when you don't have to crank up the ISO). In less than ideal lighting, it's a wash (though again the difference in maximum aperture may be smaller at the wide end in which case the camera with the larger sensor may still do better)
If the bigger sensor wins in good lighting and it's a wash in low-light, well, that makes the decision a quite easy one.
Thanks!

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:14:55 PM »
Personally, I'd get the S100 over the S110 - the improvements were marginal, IMO (unlike the S100 vs. the S95).

If I were to replace my S100 today, it would be with a Sony RX100 - same form factor with an even bigger sensor.
As I understand IQ is the same, the S100 will most likely be my choice between these two.
The Sony is sure a great camera, but a definite overkill in my wife's hands, who's a frame-and-then-press-the-little-round-button kind of photographer.
Many thanks :)

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PowerShot / Re: P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:15:23 PM »
Bigger sensor would be the better choice, IMO.
That's great news, because the S110 is a tad cheaper (and the S100 is a lot cheaper!).
Thanks! :)

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PowerShot / P&S - Faster lens or bigger sensor?
« on: February 27, 2013, 04:59:25 PM »
Dear CR gurus,
Technical question: for P&S cameras, is it better to have a larger sensor or a faster lens?
Background: I want to buy a decent P&S for my wife, but I've seen that truly pocketable cameras have either faster lenses or bigger sensors, but not both at the same time; e.g., the Canon S110 has a somewhat larger sensor than most P&S and is really small, but the max aperture of its lens is only f/5.9 at the telephoto end. On the other hand, a soon-to-be-released Olympus ZX-10 has a faster lens (f/1.8-2.7), but a smaller sensor.
(I'll get myself a Fuji X20 or an Olympus ZX-2 for carrying around later on, but she prefers something even smaller and cheaper.)
Any thoughts on larger sensor vs faster lens?
Thanks in advance!
Daniel

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Software & Accessories / Re: DNGs on external HD only?
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:22:06 PM »
Dear CR fellas,
Does anyone know if it's possible to have the original files (DNGs) on an external HD only and still have labeling/keywording and all that stuff working? The idea is to have the desktop with selected JPEGs only.
Thanks in advance!

yes this is how i do it
i have a 2.5" working drive with all my LR stuff and then back that up to another desktop HD and a LACIE 5Big RAID Server

Thanks, wickidwombat! :)

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Software & Accessories / DNGs on external HD only?
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:13:44 PM »
Dear CR fellas,
Does anyone know if it's possible to have the original files (DNGs) on an external HD only and still have labeling/keywording and all that stuff working? The idea is to have the desktop with selected JPEGs only.
Thanks in advance!

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:05:19 PM »
(...)
1. I want to skip purchase of another DSLR
2. I want to skip purhcasing any further APS-C cameras
3. I want to move right on to a compact, hi-performance FF mirrorless ILC with
* excellent sensor
* fast contrast+in-sensor-plane Phase-AF
* hi-end EVF
* full ergonomic controls [i.e. 2 wheels! ] 
* at max. 1/3 of the cost of a Leica M system - so basically at the price of Sony RX-1 
(...)

My wishlist is very similar, with the difference that I don't care about sensor size as long as image quality is good. Both the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and the Fuji X-Pro1/X-E1 look nice to me, and rumor has it that newer models will be available by the end of the year, when I'll think it through.

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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:27:56 AM »
Lots of good advice here, but I understand the OP wants to rent, not buy, a lens; hence my recommendation for the 50mm f/1.2L.
I'd only buy a fast prime after getting a good all-around zoom (for the 60D, the 17-55mm f/2.8, for instance), although many people would disagree and vote for a prime lens-only kit.
Tell us what you decided for and show us some pics!
Daniel

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